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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893

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Personal name headingBaker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893
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Variant(s)Baker, Samuel W., Sir, 1821-1893
Associated countryEngland
Associated placeEgypt
Birth date18210608
Death date18931230
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathNewton Abbot (England)
Profession or occupationCivil engineers Explorers
Officials and employees
Found inHis Wild beasts and their ways ... 1890.
Cast up by the sea, 1869: t.p. (Sir Samuel W. Baker)
Wikipedia via Web, August 2, 2013 (Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS, born 8 June 1821 in London England, died 30 December 1893 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist; also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt; served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 11, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Baker, Samuel White; civil engineer, explorer, administrator; born in 1821 in London, England; educated in England and Germany, a civil engineer by training, he played a notable role in the history of the Upper Nile (1860s); his work in Africa began (1861-1865) with explorations in the eastern Sudan, up the White Nile and beyond to the Great Lakes; explored and named Lake Albert Nyanza; accompanied the Prince of Wales to Egypt (1869); was appointed governor of Equatoria (1869-1873); extended Egyptian administrative control to the Great Lakes; neutralized the slave trading of Arab and other foreign merchants; established a permanent Egyptian presence through a chain of fortified stations; was unable to overcome neither the bureaucratic and natural obstacles to communication between Cairo and the Upper Nile nor the chaotic conditions he encountered south of Khartoum; died in 1893)
Associated languageeng